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Riotously funny and surprisingly sweet,
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This review is from: A Diary of The Lady: My First Year As Editor (Paperback)
I can't praise this book highly enough. Extremely funny, it kept me reading into the early hours night after night. It's sweet and surprisingly moving, as the new editor's fondness for those in the Bedford Street office starts to grow. In addition, you get a really interesting portrait of what goes into keeping a print magazine going, sleb culture and the dynamic between the owners, the staff, the contributors, editor and (traditional) readers is a riot. It's also incredibly English. I remember reading a New York Times piece puzzling as to why the Brits felt the need to taunt David Blaine who was spending 44 days in a glass box over Tower Bridge. Why did someone leave big boxes of Pampers underneath and why did someone else spend a day camping out frying onions beneath him? For me, this book illuminates the English character in all its nuttiness. Absolutely bloody brilliant in its conveyance of nostalgia, poignancy and sheer hilarity.